At Minstead Trust we nurture the unique potential of people with learning disabilities.

We support them to achieve greater independence and live happier and healthier lives.

This can be through support to live in their own homes, learning new skills at day opportunities or receiving work training to move towards employment.

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You could win this signed film still of 'The Littl You could win this signed film still of 'The Little Engine That Could', a moving tale of overcoming adversity and remaining optimistic.

Find out more about the lots available on our online auction - the link is in our bio

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⭐️ Available to bid on! ⭐️ This beautifu ⭐️ Available to bid on! ⭐️ 

This beautiful painting of the famous New Forest ponies is available on our online auction.

All proceeds will go towards supporting people with learning disabilities.

The link is in our bio - get bidding!

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Roger and Anita love volunteering for Hanger Farm Roger and Anita love volunteering for Hanger Farm 👌 and we love having them! ❤️

If you're keen to volunteer for a worthwhile cause, and have a passion for all things theatre, we're looking for more volunteers for our front of house at Hanger Farm Arts Centre.

You'll not only have access and the opportunity to enjoy quality performances across multiple genres, you'll also be massively helping people with learning disabilities. 

If you're interested and want to learn more, get in touch with our team at volunteers@minsteadtrust.org.uk
This beautiful piece of art could be yours 😍 J This beautiful piece of art could be yours 😍

Join our online auction to bid on exciting items and unique experiences.

All proceeds will go towards supporting people with learning disabilities.

⭐️The link is in our bio - get bidding! ⭐️ 

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Are you interested in volunteering for a worthwhil Are you interested in volunteering for a worthwhile cause? Passionate about theatre? 🎭 

We're recruiting now for Front of House volunteers at Hanger Farm Arts Centre. Welcoming our audiences, this role is a must for anyone who enjoys engaging with the general public and is keen to access and enjoy quality performances across multiple genres including music, comedy and cinema.

Your support will also help people with learning disabilities, who are supported by the arts programmes and performances at Hanger Farm. The Arts Centre is a crucial facility in their training and wellbeing goals. 

If you're interested, get in touch with our team at volunteers@minsteadtrust.org.uk

Minstead Stories

Be inspired by the stories of some of the people we support

'I found lockdown really stressful, couldn't get out and about as I can't walk far with my disability.

'I really missed going to Minstead. I was over the moon when I could come back!

'I come here because I enjoy it and I meet a lot of people - new people.

'I'm outgoing and I like doing arts and crafts, a bit of sewing now and again when I can with my arthritis.

'It makes me feel happy to come here - really happy!'

'I’ve found it very challenging with the coronavirus.

'I felt sad during lockdown initially. I couldn’t go out for lunch at the weekend, I couldn’t see my friends and family.

'I was sad not to have Easter with my family at home. I’ve been feeling anxious and sad about it all.

'I have found my time at Furzey therapeutic. I like potting, pricking out and collecting and sowing the seeds.'

It has been a brilliant year, working in the gardens.

I enjoyed cutting the pumpkins for harvest.

I have started work at Paulton’s Park in the restaurant, it’s going really brilliant. I do it Friday and Sunday and we are seeing how it goes to see if I will do more days. It is my very first paid job.

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